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Mitton, Simon 1946-

Works: 85 works in 374 publications in 11 languages and 12,061 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  History  Scientific atlases  Handbooks and manuals  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works by Simon Mitton
Heart of darkness : unraveling the mysteries of the invisible universe by J. P Ostriker( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate."--Jacket
The Cambridge encyclopaedia of astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a broad survey of astronomy including new findings on binary stars, neutron stars, and black holes, and includes a star atlas and an outline of physics
Cambridge scientific minds by Peter Harman( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cambridge Scientific Minds provides a portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University over the past 400 years, including accounts of the work of three of the greatest figures in the entire history of science, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and James Clerk Maxwell." "The chronological balance reflects the increasing importance of science in the recent history of the University. The book comprises personal memoirs and historical essays, including contributions by leading Cambridge scientists. Cambridge Scientific Minds will be of interest not only to graduates of the University, science students, and historians of science, but to anyone wishing to gain an insight into some of the greatest scientific minds in history."--Jacket
Exploring the galaxies by Simon Mitton( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit 36 abbildungen und 22 Tafeln
The Crab Nebula by Simon Mitton( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daytime star, the story of our sun by Simon Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Oxford book of astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of astronomy explains its goal and methods, discusses each planet in the solar system, and describes the life cycle of a star
Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in science by Simon Mitton( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography tells the story of Hoyle's life as well as his science. His most important work focused on the evolution of stars, the origin of the chemical elements, the nature of gravitational forces, and the origin of life on Earth
The Scholastic encyclopedia of space by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the many aspects of space, including the origin and nature of the universe, space travel, the solar system, and methods of observing the night sky
Taking the back off the watch : a personal memoir by Thomas Gold( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword by Freeman Dyson -- Introduction by Simon Mitton -- School Years in Troubled Times -- Wartime Student Days -- Wartime Work for the British Navy -- Return to Cambridge: The Citadel of Learning -- Appointment at the Royal Greenwich Observatory -- Move to America -- Move to Cornell -- The Pulsar Era -- NASA: The Love-Hate Relationship -- The origin of Petroleum on Earth -- Earthquakes.-Unfinished Business
Georges Lemaître : Life, Science and Legacy by Rodney D Holder( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Lemaître: A brief introduction to his science, his theology, and his impact -- Georges Lemaître: the Priest who Invented the Big Bang -- "The wildest speculation of all": Lemaître and the primeval-atom universe -- Lemaître and Hoyle: Contrasting Characters in Science and Religion -- Lemaître, the Big Bang and the Quantum Universe -- Lemaître: Science and Religion -- Aquinas and Contemporary Cosmology: Creation and Beginnings -- Georges Lemaître and Stigler's Law of Eponymy.- Building on the Legacy of Georges Lemaître in Contemporary Cosmology -- Multiple Reasons for a Multiverse -- Multiverses, science, and ultimate causation -- Lemaîtres Prescience: The Beginning and End of the Cosmos -- Modern Cosmology and Anthropic Fine-tuning: Three approaches -- Some Theological Reflections
Discovering astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Solar System, the stars, galaxies and the Universe in general. Suggested level: secondary
Active galactic nuclei : based on the proceedings of a NATO advanced study institute held at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, August 1977 by Simon Mitton( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observatories of the world by Siegfried Marx( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invitation to astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise book of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to astronomy and the universe. Includes suggestions for simple observations and projects such as observing bright stars and making a shadow clock
Fred Hoyle : a life in science by Simon Mitton( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Fred Hoyle, who died in 2001, was the first astronomer to popularise his subject through the media of radio and television which, in the 1950s, made him a major public figure. He played an important part in transforming the fortunes of British astronomy in the years after the Second World War and was also one of the leading theoretical astronomers of his day, who many thought would have been awarded a Nobel Prize had he not so obviously relished the controversies he regularly stirred up within his own discipline and beyond it." "The achievement for which he will always be remembered was to show how first carbon, and then all the heavier elements, had been created by thermonuclear reactions inside stars whose explosive ends then scattered them through space - it is thanks to Hoyle that we now know that we are, literally, made of stardust. In the late 1940s, after wartime work on naval radar, he developed the 'steady state' theory of the universe which was soon challenged by the rival 'big bang' theory, leading to a bitter dispute between Hoyle and his rivals at Cambridge and elsewhere." "Hoyle, a man of relentless energy, also wrote best-selling books of popular science, science-fiction novels, including a classic, The Black Cloud, and the BBC TV series A for Andromeda. These activities, coupled with his courting of controversy and his frequent forays beyond the boundaries of his own discipline, aroused both suspicion and envy among some of his academic contemporaries, especially in Britain. Tragically, when misunderstandings arose over the fate of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge, which Hoyle had founded and made into a centre of international repute, he chose to quit the university in protest." "In semi-retirement, he continued to produce books and scientific papers on a wide range of topics - 'trespassing' into areas such as archaeology and palaeontology where he was distinctly unwelcome. Towards the end of his career he espoused the idea of panspermia, the seeding of life from outer space - a theory now more 'respectable' than it was at the time."--Jacket
Magnetospheric plasma physics : the impact of Jim Dungey's research by David Southwood( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes good background reading for much of modern magnetospheric physics. Its origin was a Festspiel for Professor Jim Dungey, former professor in the Physics Department at Imperial College on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 30 January 2013. Remarkably, although he retired 30 years ago, his pioneering and, often, maverick work in the 50ℓ́ℓs through to the 70ℓ́ℓs on solar terrestrial physics is probably more widely appreciated today than when he retired. Dungey was a theoretical plasma physicist. The book covers how his reconnection model of the magnetosphere evolved to become the standard model of solar-terrestrial coupling. Dungeyℓ́ℓs open magnetosphere model now underpins a holistic picture explaining not only the magnetic and plasma structure of the magnetosphere, but also its dynamics which can be monitored in real time. The book also shows how modern day simulation of solar terrestrial coupling can reproduce the real time evolution of the solar terrestrial system in ways undreamt of in 1961 when Dungeyℓ́ℓs epoch-making paper was published. Further contributions on current Earth magnetosphere research and space plasma physics included in this book show how Dungeyℓ́ℓs basic ideas have remained explanative 50 years on. But the Festspiel also introduced some advances that possibly Dungey had not foreseen. One of the contributions presented in this book is on the variety of magnetospheres of the solar system which have been seen directly during the space age, discussing the variations in spatial scale and reconnection time scale and comparing them in respect of Earth, Mercury, the giant planets as well as Ganymede
Structure and evolution of close binary systems : symposium no. 73 held in Cambridge, England, 28 July-1 August, 1975( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star atlas by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in science
The young Oxford book of astronomyConflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in scienceThe Scholastic encyclopedia of spaceDiscovering astronomyFred Hoyle : a life in scienceStructure and evolution of close binary systems : symposium no. 73 held in Cambridge, England, 28 July-1 August, 1975
Alternative Names
Mitton, S.

Mitton S. 1946-

Mitton, S. (Simon)

Mitton, S. (Simon), 1946-

Mitton, Saĭmon 1946-

Mitton, Simon

Simon Mitton astrònom britànic

Simon Mitton astronome

Simon Mitton astrónomo británico

Simon Mitton astrónomu británicu

Simon Mitton Brits astronoom

Миттон, С 1946-

Миттон, С. (Симон), 1946-

Миттон Саймон

Миттон, Саймон и Жаклин


ミットン, S

ミットン, サイモン


密頓 1946-